Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
In Philippians chapter 2 we are told to be united as believers and to have the attitude of Christ Himself. Paul explains this in verses 3 through 8 where we are told what this is. “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each one of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4). This indeed was Christ’s attitude, explains Paul. Even though He was equal with God, He was unselfish and humble enough to take on the form of a slave (doulos) and be willing to appear in human form and die on the cross as a criminal (verses 5-8).
We too should have this same sacrificial attitude and give of ourselves to others, even as Christ has done for you and me. And this we should do without grumbling or complaining (v.14).
In this way we will be “blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world” (v.15). This is what it is all about. This is what being a Christian is all about! Being a light in darkness; a light shining on a hill (Matthew 5:14), pointing others to Christ (Matthew 5:15-16).